Justkids + Camille Walala’s Colorful Gas Station

The corner of Grand Ave and 11th St in Fort Smith, Arkansas has been transformed by women-led global creative house Justkids and French artist Camille Walala. Named Walala Pump & Go, the ’50s-era gas station is now a bright, bold and playful piece of public art. The colorful patterns that now cover the structure were inspired by the artist’s “travels, the Memphis movement, optical art …

Arkansas Could become America’s Next Art Mecca

Bentonville, Arkansas could soon join the ranks of New York, Los Angeles and London as one of world’s leading cultural destinations. In 2018, it will open the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art inside the massive former home of a Kraft Foods plant—a familiar industrial transformation story that previously produced MoMa PS1, Dia:Beacon and the Tate Modern. The new gallery space will offer 63,000 square …